Dozens of teachers will be leaving Waterloo Region classrooms in the days ahead, as more parents pull their kids from schools as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
Both the public and Catholic school boards will be moving teachers from teaching in classrooms to teaching in the online stream by the end of October.
In a letter issued to parents, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) director of education John Bryant said the board is being forced to pull 119 teachers from the classroom learning stream into the online learning stream to deal with increased demand.
“As you know, this school year is unlike anything we have experienced before,” he wrote.
“What makes this year more complex is that we now offer two learning options, in-person and distance learning, and are allowing families and students the